Evie Nyan

Born and raised in the UK, Evie escaped to Tokyo as an exchange student six years ago. Since then, she has been a Co-ordinator for International Relations in Kyoto, a translator of electronic manuals in Osaka, and a video game translator in London. Her hobbies include scouring second hand software shops for unlocalised retro games, drinking umeshu, and napping under the kotatsu. Her dream is to open a combination English teashop/bookshop/cat cafe in Tokyo.

All Stories by Evie Nyan

Häagen-Dazs opens limited time traditional Japanese-style-sweets dessert cafe【Pics】

We went down to check it out and tickle our tastebuds!

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Uniqlo x McDonald’s T-shirt range function as 100 yen Big Mac discount coupons

Uniqlo has teamed up with McDonald’s for a special T-shirt which will get you a discounted Big Mac whenever you’re wearing it!

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Girlfriend creates Splatoon-themed surprise meal for fanboy boyfriend that is too cute to eat

This girlfriend went all out to give her Splatoon-loving-boyfriend the birthday meal of a lifetime!

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There’ll be hell toupee after devil winds cause hair-raising mayhem across Japan

Last week, Japan was buffetted by dust-flinging devils winds leading to many a cancelled event, toppled bicycle, and… a flying hairpiece

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“YouTuber” slides way down list of top professions Japanese kids aspire to

Japanese kids are unsubscribing from a future in content creation in favour of old-school aspirations.

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A Japanese take on inviting friends over for dinner (and making them pay!)

In the land of “omotenashi” (hospitality) what do Japanese people think about stingy dinner hosts?

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We get exclusive look at new Utano⭐︎Princesama Shining Live game, fall in love with cute idol boys

The newest title in the Utano☆Princesama mobile game series is the first to be released globally, and we got the chance to take an exclusive sneak peek at the game!

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Disaster video game series resurrected with support from the Kobe Fire Department

The Zettai Zetsumei Toshi disaster survival video game series has been revived, and will be more realistic than ever before.

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“Where are the normal men?” A Japanese woman tells of five online dating woes

 

How far will today’s 30-something single ladies go to find love in Japan?

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Kimpatsu Ikemen: Gackt tops list of 10 hottest Japanese celebrities with bleached hair

Bright blond is considered a bold choice of hair colour in Japan, but there are some who can really rock the look.

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This private island in the Pacific Ocean is open to guests – but only Japanese ones

Jeep Island lists snorkeling, diving, and swimming with dolphins as its main attractions. But only Japanese people are permitted to visit.

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Here’s a handy Japan cycling hack: pump up your tires for free at any police box

Feeling a little flat while riding your bike in Japan? Stop by the cop shop!

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“He’s too cute, I can’t give him back.” Missing cat case makes fur fly on Twitter

When Motsu the cat went missing, his owners received a cruel letter from someone claiming to be his new owner.

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First-ever Bon-Odori dance festival to be held at Shibuya scramble crossing for Obon

Shibuya’s giant scramble crossing will be closed to traffic for a summer street festival.

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Asian foreigners give their thoughts on what life is like being Asian in Japan

Much has been written about the experience of being a Western-looking foreigner in Japan. But what is the situation like for foreigners of Asian backgrounds?

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Japanese-American YouTube couple discuss marital arguments, culture clash【Video】

Communicating across cultures and languages can lead to crossed wires and arguments, especially when marriage is involved.

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Awareness campaign warns foreigners in Japan of “Divorce without Consent”

In Japan, you can be divorced without your consent, losing your right to reside in the country and access to your children.

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Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

Japanese tourists wearing everyday casual flu masks apparently caused upset amongst supermarket shoppers in British seaside town

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Japanese praiseful papa’s positivity is purely precious, or possibly evil genius

This Japanese daddy found a genius scheme for a harmonious family life.

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Online backlash suggests smokers are becoming less tolerated in Japan

Japan’s nonsmokers hit back against “smoking etiquette”, suggesting the best etiquette would be to quit once and for all.

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